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Elder woman rape case: HC takes suo motu cognisance

Jabalpur: Taking suo motu cognisance of the alleged rape of a 90-year-old woman in the city, Madhya Pradesh High Court has issued notices to state Home Secretary and Superintendent of Police (SP) seeking details of the incident.



Jabalpur: Taking suo motu cognisance of the alleged rape of a 90-year-old woman in the city, Madhya Pradesh High Court has issued notices to state Home Secretary and Superintendent of Police (SP) seeking details of the incident.

Based on a newspaper report about the rape of the old woman, a division bench of the high court comprising Chief Justice Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar and Justice Sanjay Yadav yesterday issued 48-hour notices to the officials.

Accused Kukku (52) had raped the elderly woman living alone at a slum under Gorakhpur police station area on the night of November 30. Police had later arrested the accused.

The next hearing in the case will be held on December 4.

From Zee News

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